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Modernity: Spectacle and Society

For a more complete understanding of modernity and avant-garde, you can watch these films while reading important texts on the philosophy of art and media by Kracauer (From Caligari to Hitler, Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality), Benjamin (The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Surrealism: The Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia), Adorno (Aesthetic Theory, The Culture Industry), Greenberg (Avant-Garde and Kitsch), Debord (The Society of the Spectacle), Baudrillard (Simulacra and Simulation) and Bürger (Theory of the Avant-Garde).

Directors: Ruttmann, Eisenstein, Vertov, Buñuel, Hitchcock, Deren, Brakhage, Schneemann, Resnais, Godard, Marker

Block or Report
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Vertigo
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Breathless
  • La Jetée
  • Mothlight
  • Dog Star Man
  • Fuses
  • Sans Soleil
  • Histoire(s) du cinéma